Uncovered Texas


Curtis Mansion, The

Cotton broker William Ray Miller (1868-1954) and his wife Ida (Rogers) built this structure in 1902 and lived here with their large family about six years. Mrs. Miller was from Galveston, and had graduated from Baylor College (now Mary Hardin-Baylor). Born in Kentucky, Miller grew up in Belton, the ....

Historical Marker - Belton.

Von Herff, Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig

(Nov. 29, 1820 - May 18, 1912) The son of a prominent German family and a veteran of the Prussian Army, physician Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff first came to Texas in 1847. By the 1860s he had set up practice in San Antonio, where he was an active civic leader. His medical innovations made him a promin....

Historical Marker - Boerne.

Queen's Peak Indian Lookout

Discovered by white men in 1848. Permanent white settlement began in this region in 1858. Its early history is a long story of Indian raids. In memory of pioneer women, who, in the midst of such dangers, daily risked their lives for others, this monument is erected.....

Historical Marker - Bowie.

Deep Creek Community

Named for the natural landmark nearby. Settled about 1854 by pioneers Sam Woody and Tom McCarroll. Population grew as they were joined by several of Woody's former neighbors from East Texas. Along the creek, farmers raised cotton, corn, and cattle. In 1860 Tom McCright and Andrew Mann gave land for ....

Historical Marker - Boyd.

Soldier's Waterhole

U.S. soldiers under command of Robert E. Lee used this site while traveling the nearby military road and patroling this area for Indians. West bound immigrants also camped here prior to the Civil War; Here 27 Indians surprised and massacred 18 men, women and children burned their wagons and stole th....

Historical Marker - Brady Vicinity.

Brownsville City Cemetery

Although this cemetery was not formally deeded to the City of Brownsville until 1868, dates on marked tombstones indicate the site was being used as a graveyard by the late 1850s. Buried here are some of the earliest settlers to arrive in this part of the Rio Grande Valley, including The Rev. Hiram ....

Historical Marker - Brownsville.

Irons, Martin

A native of Scotland, Martin Irons (1833-1900) came to the United States at the age of fourteen as a machinist's apprentice. After learning the trade,he lived and worked in numerous places throughout the country. By 1884,he was employed as a machinist in the Missouri Pacific Railway shop in Sedalia,....

Historical Marker - Bruceville.

St. Michael's Cemetery

St. Michaelís Cemetery is a link to the early Irish Catholic settler and parishioners of St. Michaelís Catholic Church of Burlington, formerly known as Waterford. In December 1876, brothers John and Michael Jones purchased land at this site from Francis Zelner. Michael died two years later and was b....

Historical Marker - Burlington.

Jones Mansion

Prominent area rancher Thomas Stanley Jones, a native of Wales, had this home built in 1910 for his wife, Rosalie (Whaley), and their children. Designed by Amarillo architect E. Wellington, it was the first brick residence constructed in Canadian. Reflecting its builder's prominence in the town, the....

Historical Marker - Canadian.

Robinson, Choctaw, Tree

The Rev. William Robinson (1809-98), pioneer Baptist missionary, was born in North Carolina and came to Texas in 1848. He organized and served as pastor to churches in Rusk, Johnson, Erath and Comanche counties. At the same time, he supported his large family by farming. He was called "Choctaw Bill"....

Historical Marker - Comanche.

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